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“TIME MACHINE OF A BOOK”

“Ms. Allegretto is first and foremost a graphic artist and illustrator, but this literary foray of hers makes one wonder, if she hadn’t taken up the brush, what she might have accomplished with the pen. In Bridge of Sighs and … Continue reading

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PRIDE BOUQUET   

PRIDE BOUQUET celebrates all my friends and family in the LBGTQ community. I wanted my flowers to have a party on my canvas where everyone’s invited. Cheers to you all for being who you are. I love every one of … Continue reading

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“REFLECTION”

I decided to re-post my painting “REFLECTION.” I hope you all take a minute to read the blurb explaining the story behind the painting. Cheers! “I have always liked the concept of trying to put myself in someone else’s shoes, … Continue reading

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“THIS BOOK LEFT ME BREATHLESS”

  “Bridge of Sighs and Dreams is a stirring and evocative portrait of Italy under the Fascists and the Nazi occupation. I’ve visited Italy several times and the elegant descriptions made me feel as if I had returned. This book … Continue reading

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SICILIAN TABLE

Since travel to Italy is not an option right now, I dug up this painting to keep the dream alive. This trompe l’oeil still life of a Chianti bottle with olive oil decanter, provolone cheese ball, and plum tomatoes on … Continue reading

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CINCO DE MAYO

Pedro has been serenading outside Rita’s window for hours. She’s playing coy, but in reality, she loves the attention. Their hopes and dreams are as genuine and meaningful as yours and mine. Happy Cinco de Mayo to all of my … Continue reading

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LEI DAY – MAY DAY

Yes, I know, I’m a day late with my greetings. I’m running on Hawaiian time. Whenever possible, I like to step away from the serious. In this painting, I did that. Who says turtles have to be green or dolphins must … Continue reading

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“DYNAMIC ACHIEVEMENT”

“This book absorbed me fully from the first chapter, and the suspense grew steadily throughout. If you want a riveting glimpse of the confusion, chaos, horror, and poignant humanity of war (in this case, World War II Italy), this book … Continue reading

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FESTA DELLA LIBERAZIONE

Today is one of Italy’s most celebrated holidays: Festa della Liberazione (Liberation Day Celebration). It marks the fall of Mussolini’s Italian Social Republic and the end of the Nazi occupation in Italy in 1945. For a deeper insight into life … Continue reading

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EARTH DAY

EARTH DAY In celebration of EARTH DAY, I thought I would post my painting of the Pololu Valley Lookout, on the North West corner of the Big Island of Hawaii. Cheers to Mother Earth for bestowing us with this awesome … Continue reading

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DAY LILY

Although the ability to identify most flowers by their proper name eludes me, and my lack of floristic knowledge is often times manifested when for example, I paint rose leaves on a daisy. Still, I like to paint flowers and will … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

TO MARKET On this International Women’s Day, I want to thank “International Women Artists” for featuring this painting in your Fineartamerica gallery. I am honored to have my work alongside such gifted artists. For me, big, bold colors reflect the … Continue reading

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SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD

I have been nominated by accomplished, award-winning author, Angela Petch, for the SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD. What an uplifting title with a joyful icon. On these last days of winter, who isn’t ready for sunflowers?! Cheers to Mother Earth for bestowing … Continue reading

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LOVES ME – LOVES ME NOT

  Happy Valentine’s Day to all you wonderful friends old and new. I am deeply grateful for your friendship and support. I wish you all a day filled with joy and good health.  

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“MESMERIZING”

“MESMERIZING” Thank you so much to novelist Marina Osipova for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I am grateful to you for your kindness. “Bridge of Sighs and Dreams is everything that readers who enjoy historical fiction, … Continue reading

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